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can agree on george bush deserves no credit for that war. you would never know it from yesterday's white house briefing. i mean jay carney was asked about the administration's reactions to the anniversary. he said, we are glad the war is over, we salute our men and women in the military. a reporter from fox says well, if the iraqi people are better off because saddam hussein is no longer there, you have to give george bush some credit. i almost fell off of my chair. jay carney said, of course we give george bush some credit. no we don't. no we don't. everything george bush said about the reason for starting that war turned out to be a big, fat law. no weapons of mass destruction, no nukes, no navy no air force, no justification for war. yes, our men and women in the military did a good job in iraq. but george bush gets no credit for starting that war in the first place. hey, see you right back here tomorrow. have a good one. >> this is "the bill press show." ♪ theme ♪ >> well, it's day three of the hostage negotiation known as he will's park sit
after screwing things up. george bush celebrated by going to his local dennys dressed in a flight suit and ordering the grand slam breakfast. people have signed a petition objecting to comments on that c in my n perceived as sympathetic to the steubenville rapist. there is a number any rapist can call if they feel the stress. phillip roth is 80 and bob dylan's album was released 51 years ago today. if you're angry about the iraq anniversary, we're all 56 now. ♪ theme ♪ >> i'm john fugelsang. ten years ago the invasion of iraq began. we all know what followed, zambrano hussein's regime was top would u.s. troops found themselves in a quagmire as civil war broke out. the u.s. adopted a counter insurgency strategy. whether it really succeeded is till a matter of intense debate. there is no debate that it prepared the ground for a u.s. pullout, allowing president obama's spokesman jay carney to remind reporters today that this president fulfilled his promise to end the war. >> he fill filled that promise in a way that allowed iraq to have the best possible chance to provide for a better
life. we're going to have to rob you on that because bush spent all your money on the iraq war. sorry, sorry we don't have enough money. by the way we'd love to start a war with iron. that could cost a couple trillion dollars. later, we'll rob you even more and say sorry we just don't have any money. by the way yes, it was started by bush and the republicans and yes, a lot of democrats voted for it, because as usual, it doesn't matter who wins the election, you get the right wing policy, no matter what. all right let me bring in experts. catherine lutz is part of the good folks who did that project that we just gave you the stats from, co director of the cost of war project and michael from rolling stone and our own notebook here on current. catherine, let me start with you. so a lot of people will look at those clips and say really, $2.2 trillion. where did you get those numbers from? >> well, we had a team of 29 people working on the in connection and our economists basically added up things that don't normally get noticed including things like of course the war appropriations, but
to have any kind of civil lawsuits ever again, the dc sniper shoplifted his bush master. if they had a bush master in the show where someone who was a criminal could just pick it up and walk out of the store. people who can't pass background checks, who can't do these things, they can easily go in there, and there have been tons of cases where the gun seller turns their back, and suddenly the guns are gone. that's exactly what this is targeting. >> two crimes, gun violence and shoplifting. >> that's right. they're not civilly liable and the atf has no case whatsoever. >> i was going to say i don't think it's surprising besides the fact that congress passed this. these are people voted in by people like--remember that story a week or two ago where there was that town that wanted to make it mandatory to have a gun. those are the people who voted for them. >> john: exactly. >> i love how when it comes to guns their attitude is we need to make things more lenient. >> john: you know why the american people don't know about this? no one in the democratic party i mean no one, has put up a f
i was referring to found that clinton had a 62% favorability waiting compared to bush at 50% and rubio at 41%. what is in clinton's secret sauce that these guys don't have? >> i think again it isn't just that florida voters don't like jeb bush or marco rubio. many republicans and many moderates like them. the key to hillary clinton is not only that she's so well-known not only is she coming off a successful run as secretary of state has the credentials but she puts together this odd constituencies. it's democrats that sure as heck like her but also women in great numbers across the board and as i said earlier the republican women. i think the secret in the sauce is that hillary clinton at any state, florida in this case, in any state is going to--the republican women are going to look at her vote for her in 30% to 40% and i think she's nearly unstoppable if she chooses to run for the white house. >> michael: that's really an amazing thing, to think that 30% to 40% of republican women would vote for hillary clinton. if you think back to the mid 90s, not a chance that would ha
, it is the anniversary of the iraq war and tell me what president bush's legacy as it pertains to the iraq war. >> well, i was a journalist in 2003 when the iraq war began. i editorialized. i looked at three different occasions we need to be careful about how we go to war. we need to be skeptical of the claims that the administration was making at that time. now i was sitting in a cheap seat. i totally confess that, but there were a lot of people at the time who understood that there was not a lot of credibility. the administrations claims. we know now that the administrations deliberately message whatever evidence we had deliberately lied about many things. i think ultimately his legacy with regard to iraq was that he was largely responsible for taking 4500 lives and changing the lives of 30,000 other americans who were severely wounded in that conflict. i think ultimately history will judge him rather harshly. >> michael: yes, i think it's a sad and rather pathetic legacy when that is your legacy. i wish we had a congress full of john yarmuth. thank you for being here in "the war room." it's great to
at these people--it's pathetic. it's absolutely pathetic. i think of bush and cheney and the lies. i think about how many lives they ruined. they killed a lot of people but they ruined a lot of lives. >> john: negin farsad? >> i think about how we went into a country and we had no plan for nation building, literally no idea what to do with a country after we went in there and destroyed destroyed--systematically destroyed everything about it. that is the thing that justice gets me. >> john: that's because oh george bush didn't know shiite. and hari kondabolu? >> undeclared wars right now we're sending drones out of the country. that's the new way to do it. >> john: mm-hmm. >> i have to say, girls only, i said boys but women in the military. >> john: the female homeless veteran population is disturbing and shocking but you don't hear about it on the news so much because it doesn't feel good. that brings me to tonight's f-bomb. as we approach the ten anniversary of the invasion of iraq it's natural to think about the bush administration, but let's not think about the people who made it possible, th
or anti-israel. and that to me is like saying if you criticize the bush administration, you are un-american. that paints everybody into a corner where nobody can make progress. >> there is a complicated issue. i was raised jewish and there are conversations that happen at home with members of my family and extended friends and family about how i feel about our relationship with israel and how they feel, and there's an undying undying devotion with israel. >> hal: right. when we come back, we're going to discuss that. 1-800-steph-1-2 is our number. heard the president say the other night? is this personal or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i am given to doing anyway. staying in tough with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. not only does senator rubio just care about rich people but somehow he thinks raising the minimum wage is a bad idea for the middle class. but we do care about them, right? vo: the war room tonight at 6 eastern ♪ >> hal: that is so -- there's just something warm and inviting about
the ar-15 was on the list. but a bush master ar-15 was not. it was a colt ar-15 on the list. bush master made the same weapon and called it something else. feinstein was trying to get at having a conversation about military-style weapons and the republican party is owned by the nra, and now we see the democrats are literally intimidated into submission. they are more concerned about their jobs than they are about the 87 americans that die each and every day from largely preventable gun violence. >> john: indeed you're right. it's worth pointing out that the 94 assault weapons ban was endorsed by reagan and the difference being by harry reid they weren't trying to get elected by anything. are we being too hard on him? should he have forced a vote on the assaults weapons ban as the president requested during the state of the union dress? >> we have loft the political momentum and opportunity around sandy hook not to speak of it disrespectfully and exploitively obama move forward with the executive orders 20-plus. we should have seized those moments. if this was about re-election and severa
be struck down. you have had ted olson who made george bush president with one vote, you have ted olson, and 10-something republicans, this is over. so we're watching a supreme court, 9 justices deliberate they have to hear they have probably already made up their minds, and they have to be looking at are all looking at was the country has moved. the best thing that could have happened to this country was the passoff of prop 8. >> cenk: that's really interesting. >> i call it the right wing's ted offensive. they said we won on prop 8. and guess what happened, two weeks later there were protests around the world, everybody was energized people came out in the streets, straight, gay, and everybody else, and look at what hand. 40% in 2007 and 58% today. >> cenk: so who is going to vote in favor of getting rid of prop 8? >> well, i think that kennedy and roberts -- >> cenk: really? you think it will be 6-3. >> that's what i think. i think the same on doma. we may even do better on doma. >> cenk: man, you are full of boldness today. but you mentioned earlier it could be a
. >> michael: but so far eric holder has shown little leniency. over the entire 8 years of the bush administration there were 200 raids on dispen series. the obama administration has raided two as much in half the time. colorado and washington residents voted to fully legalize marijuana in their state. eric holder has yet to decide how he'll deal with state laws which contradict federal bans on marijuana. joining me now is jon walker, a senior policy analyst with "fire dog lake," a progressive news site. john has been covering the ongoing fight when the feds and the state when it comes to marijuana policy. jon, according to the latest quinnipiac polls, legalizing pot is showing similar numbers to support of gay marriage. is pot the new gay marriage? >> yeah, well the polling for pot and gay marriage is remarkably similar, and it has been that way for years. both have seen a 20% increase in support in the past decade, and both are subject to the same demographic divide. as the old people die out and get replaced there has been a sea change in how people support
be a key factor. you also could have jeb bush and chris christie, and you could have a real--maybe the debate about the party's future will legitimately take place in the debates. when they ask if they'll take 10-1 cuts, someone will dare to raise their hands. maybe it's the debate they'll need and they'll wait until 2016 to do it. >> michael: as they seem to be the party of the past, their talk about the future is ironic. david shuster and eleanor clift it's always great to talk politics with you. coming up, is colorado turning blue. >> i'm feeling amazing. it's the best day i've seen in my life. >> we're not going to see another 10,000 coloradoans arrested and made criminals this coming year. [ ♪ music ♪ ] they think this world isn't big enough for the both of them. but we assure you - it is. bites. little greatness. >> amendment 64 is passing. we're herring no on 64. numbers are saying amendment 64 it a go. history in the making here, folks. colorado the first state to pass this, an amendment to the state constitution making marijuana legal here. >> michael: that of
more than 140 stories the paper ran before the war that gave the bush administration's party line on the front page while burying any objections inside around page 18. now, that may sound like a fail u. to you it does to me. after the post commissioned a piece by writer greg mitchell about media failures, it clearly had second thoughts about putting that in print. for more, i'm delighted to be joined by greg mitchell. greg, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you john. >> you sound terrific. now, you would seem to be the perfect person to write an outlook story on the media's failures on the run up to the iraq war. it's worth pointing out the media is equally to blame as the politicians. why did they tell you they killed your piece? >> they said it didn't have enough new insights and analysis. of course, i disagreed and i did post the rejected story on line over the weekend so people can judge themselves. i don't know if that was the real reason. certainly a lot of people have joined in on line to claim that it was because the post was performing so poorly running up to the
marriage equality. that's up some 40 points from where it was in 2004, where president bush ran a whole campaign on defaming gay people and passing state initiatives -- >> bill: yeah, to put it in the constitution -- >> that was the strategy to win in those states bring his voters out, vote for him and of course on marriage equality. so those numbers are going up among all groups even conservatives now some 30%. when you see they started at some 14% in 2004 you see growth. you see growth in the 65-plus senior citizens. evangelicals were at about 7% in 2004, now they are in double digits. so support is growing. it's really remarkable and it has to do with what happened last week, at least in part with rob portman. this idea that as society becomes more accepting of gay people and gay people start coming out there is simply no choice for parents, for family members to embrace the people they love, to support who they are, to ensure that they have equality under the law that they can marry who they love just like their straight counterparts. >> bill: isn't there s
. it lowers it even beyond where george bush had lowered it yes. >> and a $5 trillion hole in the budget too they say when this is all done. >> bill: yeah but he makes up for that by getting rid of obamacare and medicare. >> caller: right it's $200,000 tax cut. >> bill: exactly. but russell it is a total sham and they know that and who are they kidding right? >> well, we got rid of our nut cases our last election in illinois. and they vow to get rid of kurt and this tea party guy from down state in the next election. illinois has had enough of the republicans. >> bill: well, i will hope that -- pardon me -- that that would be true with a lot of these tea party people, because that's who is driving the train here in the united states congress. russell good to hear from you. out in las vegas, nevada. lee joining us. hey, lee, good morning. >> caller: good morning, bill. how many times, bill are we going to hear about this -- i call him eddie munster budget? it's so pathetic that why don't they just give it to the rich on a silver plate -- >> bill: well, they do. yeah. >> call
. and the only swift is embracing comprehensive immigration reform. which if you recall george w. bush campaigned on and it is abc as much a republican and democratic idea any ways so this idea that somehow, oh they are coming around on immigration. no they are not. they are just going back to a position they had abandoned. >> but if they do any research they would find out that hispanic voters are most concerned about general economic issues, health care, jobs -- >> hal: yeah, but republicans aren't -- so they have to sell it some other way. >> right. they are concerned about immigration but not more concerned about immigration than they were about general economic issues or issues that effect the community, and the fact that the republican party appears to be pandering by -- by stereotyping the community to the point if they get in on this immigration thing, hispanic voters are going to enmass some over to the republican party is what is so small minded about it. >> hal: it is embarrassing because the president comes out specifically and wants to make at it prio
of the polling. as you say whether it is the portmans or whoever cheneys bushes, this has become not a partisan issue anymore right? >> i think it is also kind of telling that all you get on the sunday talk shows are old people in the conservative movement that are opposed to gay marriage. it is as if they can't find anybody from contemporary conservatism that's going to come out there and say -- and oppose it. >> stephanie: listen, i have a 90-year-old republican mom when i came out to her she said oh, stephy, you're so pretty. aren't you attracted to men? at the same time i'm her daughter and she loves me. so she's supportive. that's what's happening all over the country. it is your daughter. it is your brother. whatever, right? >> right. i think we have to ask what's going on in america that so many gay people are being raised by ostensibly conservative parents. yes, i'm attracted to men but not as much as horny people on southwest airlines. >> wasn't it weird yesterday they had ralph reed and gary bauer out there talking about gay marriage. it was like just watching "meet the press" in the
during the bush years which was not paid for. >> exactly. and that's why a lot of us that listen to the people talking about the importance of the deficit, and we think where was that in the 2000s. the basic concept should be when the economy is doing better that you cut back, and when it is struggling you make sure the government is doing their part. >> bill: and that formula has always worked. >> right. >> bill: and i think it works with president obama's stimulus bill. >> yeah, absolutely. >> bill: if he got a bigger stimulus, the economy might look better than it does. jennifer thanks so much for coming in this morning. >> thank you. >> bill: we'll be back and talk cpac with james holmman from "politico." >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out.
-- george hw bush was running. >> that's right. if this was just a party that had gob through its cyclical ups and downs, and the normal people who were in charge of fixing the party were set out to fix it flip flop, and try to move the party back to the middle. politics -- u.s. politics we have seen it all before. democrats web through the same problem, so they would move the party back they would begin to win independents again but they can't do that when they have fox news in the middle. >> hal: right. >> they also can't reach out to minorities and say we have to explain how our policies help them when they don't. >> hal: right. >> you can't make your policies mean something they don't. >> hal: right. it becomes a linguistic tap dance though. we're just the party of growth and opportunity for 200 of the 400 billionaires in this country. it doesn't apply to you, per se. you don't have the right to live here, but they do. and it's kind of like putting natural on your food even though it contains petroleum. yes, petroleum occurs nationally. like the friend who died of n
-wing has been after it. they want to privatize it, george bush, partially privatize it everything. they can't get over the fact it's the most successful anti--poverty program beneficial to the elderly that we have ever had and it's working well. anytime you he somebody say, well, we got to cut entitlements, got to cut social security to save it. don't believe it. there are other ways of saving social security. >> we will have to leave it right at that senator. on manufacturing on the assault weapons, on the minimum wage thank you, tom harkin? >> thanks, bill. >> thank for coming in. >> this is "the bill press show." iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. [ m
to the bush era whereas rand paul is very much his father's son and has the non-interventionist, but pull everything back and worry about our own business mentality. >> bill: and also at cpac last weekend rand paul saying that the party looked moss covered, right? pardon me. and he followed marco rubio to the podium who flat out stated we don't need any new ideas. we don't need any new ideas, we just have to package them better. >> yeah, that's the big debate whether or not they need to change their position or just market themselves better and not have mitt romney out there making comments about the 47%. and it gets back to the idea that people say the republican party rests on those three legs of economic conservatism social conservatism and a strong foreign policy. rand paul says a lot of these things should be left up to the states in terms of stuff like gay marriage and abortion and to the foreign policy conservatism because he has that isolationist streak running through them. but you can see rubio and rand paul also working together in some way particularly
one job this week, which is awesome. >> hal: that's weird. as gorge bush would say, uniquely un-american. >> your job this week is to teach me about new music. >> hal: yeah. that and of it's a is a job well done. >> it is. >> hal: have you got any charlie daniel's band? if you do, don't play it. and the lovely rebecca taylor she after taking time off is is from working with steph to focus on her family -- >> speaking of focus on the family, when i was in haegerstown, maryland a thousand years ago, working as a sports reporter, we used to take the focus on the family feed and roll them as part of the news. >> hal: oh yeah they patch in all kinds of things in radio all across this country, they have these focus on the family moments. you don't realize it's a commercial until it's too late. and they don't have to legal say the following is paid by -- >> yeah, i didn't know what it was at the time >> hal: you are getting on a tangent again. rebecca has a great instagram account. and she wants people to sign on. i'm big on hal sparks you can go to facebook, you can
. >> for the record we know if she is talking about a person who took care of george bush's dogs, by the way. >> that's another thing, yeah. >> superintendent of the grounds, right? he had a lot of responsibility. but he just happens to like dogs. >> yes. two things there. one is the one i am talking about, an incidents where a white house employee took the dog out. you are talking about the grounds keeper he likes dogs. he has been walking every presidential dog, maybe going back to the nixon years. >> back back to nixon. he is a friends of mine. i asked him about that. >> yeah. that's another story that's gotten out there, you know, in the wild west of the internet and people think, that person's only job. you mentioned, he is a white house grounds keeper and part of the duty, he walks the dog. he has been doing it for more than 30 years. >> he has been at the whitehouse for 40 years. >> right. >> michelle bachman says even bill o'reilly, even bill o'reilly accused michelle bachman of being off of the reservation on that one. i see jay carney is taking th
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